06 Feb Front Runner- Snehil Akanksha
Front Runners are exceptional individuals who run for the cause of educating children at Bhumi. Every stride they take helps Bhumi support the children with their literacy, numeracy and life skills. Thank you, Front Runners – for taking us forward in this journey of Change.
Tell us a little about yourself!
I am a fitness trainer guiding people in their fight with obesity and making sustainable changes in their lifestyle so that they can lead a healthy and happy life ever after. I also founded Zealofy in 2017 which pioneers in the field of sports events management.
What made you take up running ?
I was a very active sports person with bronze in 4*100 m relay and silver medal in long jump at district level in 2005. But I lost touch with sports due to higher studies and then job. So, one day I decided to get back to doing what I actually loved doing.
What does running mean to you?
It’s liberating and gives me my personal space to think freely. The feeling of being able to cover more than 21km on foot makes me ecstatic and gives me a sense of achievement.
What is the source of your inspiration? What keeps you motivated to continue running ?
My dada ji who’s fit and healthy and cycles everyday to work at the age of 82 years. Running is the easiest way to keep oneself fit. You need no equipment, just your shoe to run. And since I am a barefoot runner I don’t even need that.
Do you think running should be associated with a cause ? Why ?
The inspiration behind running is in itself a cause which pushes one to run for such long distances.
How do you associate Bhumi with the cause you believe in ?
Bhumi is doing a great job in providing education to hundreds of kids. Hence, I feel great that I will be able to contribute to a child’s education through Bhumi.